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Materials Science & Engineering Research

The following databases and web resources have been selected for their focus on materials science and engineering.

For more materials information check the Chemistry-Chemical Information Subject Guide.

All twenty ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions published by ASM International. Includes metals and engineered materials.UW Restricted.

The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. UW Restricted.

Compendex provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary coverage of the world's literature in every field of engineering. Indexes over 4500 journals, as well as conferences, government reports, and books. Covers 1884 to the present. Updated weekly. It is now possible to combine the Compendex and Inspec databases in one search. Choose the combined databases from the "Select Database" menu. UW Restricted.

Knovel provides online access to engineering and science reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings. UW Restricted.

Knovel's Magnesium Alloy Database is a comprehensive compilation of typical and representative mechanical and physical properties for over 50 well-known wrought and cast magnesium alloys in a number of tempers and product forms. 22 interactive tables and 72 interactive graphs offer values in both metric and US units. Included are high and low temperature data, in addition to creep, stress rupture and fatigue properties. UW Restricted

The Materials Project was created to accelerate materials discovery through advanced scientific computing and innovative design tools. By computing properties of all known materials, the e-science site aims to remove guesswork from materials design in a variety of applications.

The Materials Project wants to promote materials discovery through advanced scientific computing and innovative design tools, which include: Materials Explorer, Phase Diagram App, Lithium Battery Explorer, Reaction (Enthalpy) Calculator, Crystal Toolkit, Structure Predictor, Band Structure and Density of State App. (Register for free, full access to all the tools.)

MATWEB: The Online Materials Information Resource
Source to identify engineering materials based on property requirements. Comprehensive coverage of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, aluminum, magnesium, steel, titanium and zinc alloys, plus a growing list of ceramics and other metals.

The Knovel Optical and Filter Glass Database is a comprehensive resource of optical and filter glass property data compiled from 16 optical and filter glass manufacturers worldwide. The database includes extensive optical, mechanical, and chemical property data for more than 1700 commercially available optical and filter glasses. UW Restricted

PGM DATABASE (Platinum Group Metals)
A collection of published data and internal Johnson Matthey data defining the physical properties and characteristics of platinum group metals and their alloys.


Taylor & Francis (taylorfrancis.com) is the new platform for Taylor & Francis eBooks, offering 90,000+ titles.

E-books in this collection cover the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine.  You will also find STEM content from CRC Press (formerly on CRCnetBASE) including the ENGnetBASE collection as well as other publishers.  UW Restricted